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Poster: cashel Date: Jun 29, 2004 11:03am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: All your prelinger are belong to us

THANKS FOR THE USEFUL INFORMATION however I still have my mistrust of the lasting qualities of both CD,s and DVD.s.... there have been too many reported cases of discs being rendered useless because of natural causes such as mould infection, etc ,etc

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Poster: Steve Nordby Date: Jun 29, 2004 11:12pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: All your prelinger are belong to us

Manufactured (not burned) CD's and DVD's are supposed to last at least 20 years, but a few of the first CD's I burned have trouble playing now. With BIG hard drives getting cheap, I have this wild idea to stuff 4 X 120GB drives in an old 486 or Pentium box, perhaps a Linux OS sans GUI, but I guess I need to run Samba to network with Windows. Anyone done something like this? (I do programming for database, web, and text processing, but networking is a new arena for me).

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Poster: leecherzs Date: Jun 30, 2004 4:59am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: All your prelinger are belong to us

I have never done the networking with windows/samba myself.

You could just run a ftp server when needed on your linux machine and ftp the files across on your local network which should be quite fast.

Recently saw this 400 GB harddrive
(hitachi deskstar 7k400).
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/desk/7k400.html

I would like to add one in a new machine setup as a system like MythTV
http://www.mythtv.org/modules.php?name=MythFeatures

and then add in my movies etc I have downloaded so I could easily select from them to watch on my TV.
Plus i would have other recording capabilites etc.

However how do you backup the data against corruption/accidental erasure on a harddrive?

another harddrive, tapes?

thanks

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Poster: Steve Nordby Date: Jun 30, 2004 11:12am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: All your prelinger are belong to us

Could back up data with software RAID but cuts storage in half...

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Poster: Mitsubishiman Date: Jul 3, 2004 12:16pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: All your prelinger are belong to us

My original PC came with a 120 Gb HD, I have added another 120 GB and a 250 Gb internal plus a 80 Gb external bringing the total to 0.57 Tb, so you are not off-base in this new world of high speed connections (mine is a 3 Mb and will test at 2.7 Mb 99% of the time)you have to think in terms of terrabyte which I estimate now that I have started video editing I will probably be adding another 250 Gb soon (approx $200 everywhere), good luck in your endeavors, mitsubishiman.

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Poster: Visual16 Date: Jul 15, 2004 5:23pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: All your prelinger are belong to us

I wonder about the life of data on unplugged hard drives. There are "removable" shelves which hold a secondary HD and plug it into the computer quickly for data transfer between several computers. The only rule of thumb is not to store the HDs one on top of the other because the magnetism can eventually ruin the data. The present tech war is the development of a blue light laser which is more coherent and can store vastly more data than the present DVDs.

This post was modified by Visual16 on 2004-07-16 00:23:55